Jun. 8th, 2015

intrigueing: (tww: 20 hours in america)
I can't remember my first experience of watching Star Trek. I'm sure it was TNG. I vividly remember scenes in the conference room, the darkness, the gleaming table, Geordi's VISOR, the stars streaming past the windows so beautifully and steadily, (and the fact that none of the characters even paid any attention to them, like those amazing stars were just a taken for granted everyday part of their lives.) And I remember being afraid of Worf, because the pattern of his forehead makeup made him look super-angry. But I have no memories that I can tie to any specific episode.

The first episode I can definitely remember watching was when I was eleven years old. It was TOS, A Private Little War. I thought aspects of that episode were really fascinating, like the whole Cold War plot with giving weapons to the alien race, and Spock's healing trance, but it was all firmly overshadowed by the ridiculousness of the guy in a big fluffy pastel sparkly unicorn-yeti suit with footie pajama feet. I thought that was the dumbest-looking thing I had ever seen. Hey, I was eleven, gimme a break!

Also, I remember being seriously, seriously disturbed by the concept of phasers that could vaporize your body and leave nothing behind, not even a charred crisp, as if you had never existed at all. That was just the creepiest thing ever for me.


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